Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter, and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on the world...
©1996 Chuck Palahniuk; (P)2008 Recorded Books LLC
This was an exhilarating book even though I have already seen the movie. The movie and the book were very similar but the book made everything feel more complete. I still think that there might be 3 personalities in Norton...
Say something about yourself!
Yes i would recommend this audiobook to others. Because its well written and narrated. Many people know this story, from the movie with the same name, and the book dont dissapoint.
I like the story, even thoug i have watched the movie many times, i still enjoyed listning to this audiobook.
i think Jim Colby did a great job narrating this book. the sound went a lilltle up and down sometimes, but else great
Some of the few scences there is in the book, but not in the movie was exciting to hear.
"better to read"
I love this as both book and film and have read and seen both a number of times now. However the audio book was let down by the narrater, Jim Colby's reading was good enough but he just didnt hit the mark this time. if you havent read the book you should get this but if you have its not worth bothering.
"Read the book"
While the narration of Jim Colby is fine, it fails to reach the same heights as Edward Norton's narration in the film adaptation (of which I am a huge fan). I do realize that this is an unfair comparison but the damage is done - by watching the film - and the audio-book suffers for it, even though the text is excellent and Jim Colby narration is good.
I would recommend reading the book instead of listening to it.
"The first rule of Fight Club..."
I imagine a lot of people who listen to this novel have seen the film first. I did. For me the joy here was unpicking the twist of the narrative - which I won't spoil here - but seems even cleverer in written form. The film is very faithful to the text, but I appreciated having details and episodes fleshed out further. It certainly packs a punch.
"I wanted to breathe smoke"
oh dear a great book let down by poor narration
all of it shame about the audio book
totally ruined it
fight club 2 is now being written as a graphic novel
please please get edward norton to read this
really worth listening to performance could have been better but interesting to see differences to the film
"I am breaking the 1st rule"
A really good book makes you think as well as entertains and this does both...err so that must mean that this is a really good book.
"As it says on the tin"
In fairness I am a fan of the film and had seen the film several times. I was unsure about getting the book as the films seem to usually be so different.
I was very impressed by this book and enjoyed it with the joy I got from first watching the film.
"better than the film"
great film -better book
"Don't you just wish ....."
A masterpiece ....although you may have to listen to it twice to get the full effect. A mesmerising journey with the main character weaving you into his world(s) which are intense and extreme in every way. It is well read in a tone that matches the informative style of the book. If you like mind games this is the book for you. Welcome to the world of Tyler Dearden although you may think twice before you eat in a 5 star restaurant again...
"Sleazy and grubby. An excellent book!"
I loved the movie and enjoyed the book thoroughly. This is one of those occasions where seeing the movie first might not have been a good idea because the film seems to have put the book on screen to perfection.
Of course, the movie makes the LOOK fairly glam, just verging on the grubbiness and filth of the book, but the story was up there, complex and distorted as it was on the page.
I was surprised to see the ending was somewhat different, but preferred the novel, although I can see it did not necessarily have the LOOK of the film, it still hit me as a reader just as hard.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content